Posted by: albfor | February 15, 2012

PHASE I BEGINS PHILADELPHIA HISTORY MUSEUM OPENS TO PUBLIC


Wednesday  |   5 SOUTH 7TH STREET

After being closed three years for renovations the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent opens to the public.  This location is the original home of the Franklin Institute and has gone through a $5.8 million renovation to it’s historic 1826 structure, designed by John Haviland.

Feb 14, 2012 PHILADELPHIA HISTORY MUSEUM  |  5 SOUTH 7TH STREET  DSC_3246

Philadelphia History Museum | 5 South 7th Street

Phase I includes a renovated building, a welcome foyer and two new exhibitions, City Stories: An Introduction to Philadelphia and Philadelphia Voices: The Community History Gallery.  These exhibitions will be free and open to the public Wednesday thru Saturday 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Charles Croce, Executive Director and CEO  |    Joe Frazier’s boxing gloves (ca. 1970)

Charles Croce, Executive Director and CEO | Joe Frazier’s boxing gloves (ca. 1970)

Feb 14, 2012 admission desk fashioned of reclaimed wood from the 2011 renovation of the Independence Hall tower DSC_3192

Admission desk fashioned of reclaimed wood from 2011 renovation of the Independence Hall tower.


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